Kimball 10U fallball (softball) team includes, front row from left, Claire Maus, Riley Fischer, Hope Kuechle, and Elly Danielson; middle row Brooke Gassler, Lilli Krippner, Kylie VanNurden, Ella Johnson, and Lila Lies; third row are Kiley Schindele, Brooke Pelzer, Sami Winter, Bailey Winter, and Mya Christensen. Coaches are Steve Maus, Amy Danielson, Kate Pelzer, Jeremy Kuechle, and (not pictured) Stacey Johnson. Submitted photo.
By Steve Maus, Coach
The Kimball 10U Fallball (softball) competed in the Tier 1 State Tournament Sept. 29 in Rosemount. The team consists of 14 Kimball girls that qualified by age for the 10-and-under division. The team competed over the prior four weeks and finished with a solid record of 7-1. This record placed them in the Tier 1 tournament with the top 16 teams (out of 176) in the state.
Kimball began the day by defeating Roseville Black 5-3. This was a well-played, six-inning game with solid hitting, good pitching, and good defense by both teams. In the final game, Kimball was defeated by the White Bear Lake Bears (the eventual state runners-up) 13-7.